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Lauren Silberman scheduled to be first woman participant at NFL regional scouting combine
Yahoo Sports ^ | Feb 20, 2013 | Kevin Kaduk

Posted on 02/22/2013 6:14:46 AM PST by Colonel Kangaroo

If we're being completely honest, Lauren Silberman's odds of making a NFL team as its kicker are pretty much nonexistent.

However, the long-shot nature of her bid isn't stopping the 28-year-old New Yorker from becoming the first woman in history to register for an NFL regional scouting combine, which features players who weren't invited to the main combine currently being held in Indianapolis. Silberman will compete alongside college kickers in New Jersey on March 2 and 3 for the right to advance to a Dallas super-regional combine in April...

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: football; girlpower; nfl
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1 posted on 02/22/2013 6:15:05 AM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

If she can kick, what’s the big deal? If a female 6-4 275-lb linebacker came along who could run the 40 in four-flat don’t you think NFL teams would line up to draft her?


2 posted on 02/22/2013 6:18:56 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Rummyfan

Problem is, when something goes wrong on a field goal, kickers often have to do more than kick. Miss Silberman is no heavyweight.


3 posted on 02/22/2013 6:26:10 AM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Compared to the rest of the players around them, kickers rarely are. Their best bet is to generally just try to be a speed bump to slow down the other player (or force him to change direction), while covering up the best they can.

Punters need to be a little tougher, IMO.


4 posted on 02/22/2013 6:29:05 AM PST by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

As long as she wears a bikini while playing I'm good with it. Actually, I think this is a publicity stunt for both her and the NFL.

5 posted on 02/22/2013 6:34:22 AM PST by Obadiah (We must commit to remove every Senate Blue-dog Democrat from office in 2014!)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

If she had been a big deal in college and was 22 I might think was not a publicity stunt.


6 posted on 02/22/2013 6:41:31 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

If Holly Mangold(sister of NY Jet O-Lineman NIck Mangold) didn't make it, then I'm not sure we will ever see it, other than a kicker. She is an olympic weightlifter, and played football in High school. She didn't play in college as she focused on her pursuit for the Olympics.

Here is a little blurb about her

7 posted on 02/22/2013 6:45:34 AM PST by SengirV
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

I turned it off after she started pimping her company that “helps” athletes get better by playing video games.


8 posted on 02/22/2013 6:48:18 AM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Rummyfan
If a female 6-4 275-lb linebacker came along who could run the 40 in four-flat..

Well, as the old cliche' goes, if my aunt had balls, she woulda' been my uncle. Of all the freakish, physical attributes that exist in an NFL male athlete, transcribing those to a female would be evidence of massive chemical enhancement or genetic mutation. And the game of professional football would slide into oblivion.

9 posted on 02/22/2013 7:09:14 AM PST by Thommas (The snout of the camel is in the tent..)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

My son was playing linebacker against one of our rivals and knocked down a wide receiver on an interception. He went to help him up and it was a girl.

He later played against a girl who was an offensive lineman.


10 posted on 02/22/2013 7:14:29 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Thommas

She’s not trying to be a football player, she’s trying to be a kicker.


11 posted on 02/22/2013 7:16:13 AM PST by conservaterian (NOW can we have a conservative candidate?????)
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To: conservaterian
She’s not trying to be a football player,..

Fair enough. My comment was really directed at the notion of a 6'4", 275lb. woman linebacker.

On the other hand, a woman kicker who can best all the men in the tryouts might be equally absurd. Would the NFL allow her the chance to overstep more qualified men so as to appear politically correct? Absolutely.

12 posted on 02/22/2013 7:36:30 AM PST by Thommas (The snout of the camel is in the tent..)
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To: Thommas

It wouldn’t surprise me if the Obama loving PC liberal NFL mandated each team to have a female player. I’ve said for a while that it won’t be long before a sack will be recorded when a defender removes the pink ribbon from the qb’s skirt.


13 posted on 02/22/2013 7:46:28 AM PST by Freestate316 (Know what you believe and why you believe it.)
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I am so sick of the Rooney Rule - it should be abolished. If there is a mandate that a representative percentage of head coaches to be interviewed must be a certain race, then shouldn’t the entire team make up follow the same guidelines?


14 posted on 02/22/2013 8:28:14 AM PST by Cyclone59 (Obama is like Ron Burgundy - he will read ANYTHING that is on the teleprompter)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Last season NFL kickers were listed as 177 lbs and up. For a female to have a realistic shot at making a team she’d have to be in (or at least close to) the existing weight range.


15 posted on 02/22/2013 8:48:43 AM PST by Dave346
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To: Rummyfan

Watch the video at the link. She can’t kick. Definitely a publicity stunt.


16 posted on 02/22/2013 9:00:56 AM PST by Publius Valerius
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To: AppyPappy

‘My son was playing linebacker against one of our rivals and knocked down a wide receiver on an interception. He went to help him up and it was a girl.’

If this were a Disney movie, they would be getting married in the next five years.


17 posted on 02/22/2013 9:09:06 AM PST by Delta Dawn
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To: Delta Dawn

...but only after fighting off the pirates and being rescued by her grandfather’s merchant fleet.


18 posted on 02/22/2013 9:15:21 AM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: conservaterian

Kickers don’t just kick.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kacqPclTJfI


19 posted on 02/22/2013 9:29:01 AM PST by magglepuss (Don't tread on me)
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To: Delta Dawn

I asked if he apologized to her and he said “No dad. It’s football”.


20 posted on 02/22/2013 10:48:09 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: AppyPappy

Did it change the way your son played against her?

Knowing that the player was a female, did he pass up any shots at her as she came across the middle?


21 posted on 02/22/2013 10:52:25 AM PST by Delta Dawn
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To: magglepuss

Idiot led with is head.

For a couple of years, Virginia tech had a punter that was 270+ and had been a Safety. That guy could boom punts and knock people down. He had a shot at the NFL but passed on it to be a fireman.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwH-AT8AGlA


22 posted on 02/22/2013 10:52:54 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Delta Dawn

He never encountered her again. They don’t hit people who don’t have the ball. You get flagged for it.

I doubt he would remember that #26 was a girl. He’s a goldfish.


23 posted on 02/22/2013 10:58:04 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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